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Mariah Carey is Engaged to Billionaire James Packer

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Jan 22, 2016
Mariah Carey is Engaged to Billionaire James Packer

Well, that was fast. Mariah Carey is engaged to her Australian billionaire boyfriend, James Packer. The couple was only spotted together for the first time seven months ago, cozying up on vacation in Italy. According to her rep, the pair got engaged on Thursday in New York City.

 

Mariah is one of the best-selling artists of all time and Packer is worth $3.5 billion, making him Australia’s fourth richest man. Mariah told a talk show that they first met in Aspen a few years ago at the Hercules premiere and hit it off.

 

This is the third marriage for both Carey and Packer. Carey was previously married to America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon. The two split in August 2014 and have 4-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe.

 

It’s a good thing she altered her “Nick” butterfly tattoo. She was spotted with the updated tattoo just days before she and Packer were spotted in Italy together. Guess the timing could not have been better!

 

Update: Packer sealed the deal with a 35 carat diamond ring valued at about $7.5 million!